Pieter was born in the Great Karoo on the farm Hillmoore near Steynsburg in 1952. The family moved to Cape Town in 1958. Pieter received his school education at the Bellville-South Primary and High Schools where his art talent was discovered and where he received encouragement from his teachers to pursue a career in art.
In the beginning of 1978 he decided to continue his hobby as a painter while working at Nettex SA. During 1982 he took part in a group exhibition in the Belhar Community Centre and again in 1983 in the Bellville Art Society. It was during this year that he met the well-
known South African artist, Gregoire Boonzaier who was a great inspiration in the development of Pieters career as an artist. Pieter embarked on a full-time career as an artist in 1997. Numerous South African and international art collectors are in possession of his work. He has taken part in over 30 exhibitions of which 5 were solo exhibitions.